Christian Suboxone Abuse Treatment
Suboxone addiction, like any type of prescription drug abuse, leads to your body having power over your mind and spirit, impairing your relationship with God. Many Christians believe that through simple faith and prayer, it is possible to heal and recover from conditions such as substance abuse. At Road to Freedom, we believe this as well, but we also believe that God and Jesus Christ provided us with incredible tools to help us on the road to recovery. We offer a Christian treatment for Suboxone addition that allows our bodies, and our minds and spirit, to heal. For those who have suffered from addiction, know that you are not alone and that we have the tools to help your or your loved one to recovery through Jesus’s promise.
In the Bible, we read this from 1 Peter 5:10, “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” At Road to Freedom, we provide you with the tools, resources, and the faith-based recovery program you need to overcome the addiction to Suboxone.
When an addiction takes root it demands your attention and time, it’s a physical demand that takes precedent over your mind and spirit. This happens as a result of changes in your brain chemistry, brought on by the drug itself. Your body physically demands more of the abusive drug as dependency develops. For many fighting Suboxone addiction, you simply cannot physically stop taking this medication.
If you or your loved one is struggling as a result of Suboxone abuse, call our 24-hour, confidential help-line at (844) 402-3605. We’re here help.
What Is Suboxone and Why Do Christians Become Addicted to It?
Suboxone is a medication commonly used to help individuals struggling with opioid addiction to recovery from the painful withdrawal process. Suboxone contains two types of substances. It includes buprenorphine, which is a mild type of opiate analgesic, often used at lower doses as a treatment for mild pain. It also includes Naloxone, which is an opiate antagonist used to eliminate the effects of opiates in your system. Many individuals are given this medication if they are addicted to prescription drugs and narcotics.
This medication was first formulated as Subutex, which contains only buprenorphine. A secondary formulation known as Suboxone is more commonly used today. It is a combination of buprenorphine and Naloxone.. In 2012, some nine million prescriptions were written for this medication to treat withdrawal symptoms and overdoses of opiates. It is commonly thought to be a “safe” drug because it is written as a prescription to help individuals to overcome other addictions, but it is possible to become addicted to Suboxone itself because of its pain relieving qualities.
How does a Christian become addicted to this substance? Christians are not exempt from the same temptations and struggles that all mankind is subject to. Individuals recovering from other addiction may begin to feel better and stronger once they begin to take this medication to help them to recover. However, that “high” of feeling better can lead to addictive behavior. Additionally, this drug is readily available today, making it easy for individuals to take it.
Sublingual strips are the most common way that this drug is used. This is a simple strip that is placed under the tongue to dissolve. It is also available as a pill and can be given in an injection as well.
Understanding the Side Effects of Suboxone Abuse
Suboxone side effects do occur and can be life-threatening. This medication can remain in the system for up to three days. This long-active opioid can produce results for several days, which can make it harder to spot some of the negative effects it can have. Nevertheless, some short-term effects of this drug include:
- Breathing problems
- Extreme lethargy
For the person taking this drug, the benefits may include relief from pain that is as much as 30 times as powerful than using morphine. It can also create a temporary sense of calm and peace. It helps to reduce anxiety, stress, and panic. It can create a mild euphoria that can last as long as 72 hours. However, it can cause a number of undesirable side effects such as:
- Inability to sleep
- Respiratory depression (slowed rate of breathing)
In addition, it can create worsening symptoms the longer it is used. The long term Suboxone side effects may include:
- Gastrointestinal complications
- Dilated or pinpoint pupils
- Joint pain
- Disorientation and confusion
- Anxiety and isolation
- Difficulty in social situations
- Thoughts of suicide
If you believe your loved one could be suffering from Suboxone addiction, or you feel that it may be time for you, yourself to reach out to a faith-based program, contact Road to Freedom right now. Our 24/7 helpline is available to you: (844) 402-3605.
Signs of Suboxone Addiction in Your Loved One
It can be hard to determine if a loved one is suffering from this type of condition. The medication tends to stay in the body long term, leading to the experience of withdrawal symptoms about 48 hours after it is taken. Dependency on this drug can be recognized with flu-like symptoms. Individuals will also begin to see their body’s main systems begin to fail. You may notice symptoms in your loved one such as:
- Sleep-related complications such as constant fatigue
- Decreased level of pain tolerance, complaining often of pain
- Anxiety that seems to increase
- Trouble with relationships
- Financial strain from seeking medication
- Trouble with completing responsibilities at home, work or school
Christian Treatment for Suboxone Addiction Is Available
Road to Freedom offers a comprehensive Christian treatment for Suboxone addiction that incorporates a safe, medically monitored detox program. The best way to overcome this addiction is through a medical and behavior-focused therapy, with a faith-based program. Road to Freedom offers a comprehensive program designed to give you and your loved one the support and care necessary through recovery.
Our Christ-Centered Programs Aid in Detox, Recovery, and Restoring Families
In James 1:2-3, the Bible says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” At Road to Freedom, our Christian-based program offers a medically monitored detox process that is safe and trusted. Your loved one is safe during this process.
We then incorporate counseling and supportive services designed to address not only the physical demand of drug addiction but also the spirit and emotional components of addiction. Our goal is to understand the underlying cause so that we can provide an opportunity for you and your loved ones to recovery fully.
As a part of our inpatient faith-based program, you or your loved one will work with Christian counselors and pastors through a variety of programs including:
- Individual therapy and counseling sessions
- Biblical study
- Group therapy
- Education about 12-step programs, triggers, coping mechanisms and pain management
- Assistance with your legal or career concerns
We rightly believe in the promise of Jesus Christ in forgiveness and grace. In Philippians 4:13, the Bible says, “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” It is in that belief that we work, hand-in-hand with each of our patients to provide them with the forgiveness and support they need to overcome Suboxone addiction.
Our Christian treatment for Suboxone addiction is designed to accommodate the specific needs and risks that you are suffering from. Through your inpatient journey, you will learn to reconnect with your faith and with Jesus Christ. We’ll teach you how to create a life that is built on your faith in God, our Heavenly Father. Though each person’s needs are very different, we focus on faith-based healing on the promise of God to forgive us and to provide us with the path to true freedom.
Comprehensive, Ongoing Care
Through detox and the recovery process, you will work with our Christian counselors to achieve your specific healing. You’ll spend time in individual therapy and in groups. Our goal is not to just stop the physical addiction but to reconnect you with God. Then, we continue to support our patients by providing them with life skills that they can use for many years later. Our outpatient programs and long-term support allow you to better your life and to avoid turning to drug abuse again.
Road to Freedom understands the medicine cannot alone heal a person but that with the help of God, the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, it is possible to recover from Suboxone and other substance abuse and restore your relationship with God. Now is the time to seek out the treatment you need.
Our goal is to help you to have the foundation for a drug-free life that’s focused on Christian beliefs. Call our team today to find out more about our program and to begin on your path towards the Lord. Call: (844) 402-3605 today.